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: Out of School

Two contrasting programmes from the provision that BBC Television makes for schools and technical colleges. A film specially shot by the BBC School Film Unit on board a trawler and a programme from Studio 5 at the Television Centre.

12.15 Looking at Britain: Distant-water Trawler
A voyage to the White Sea in a Hull trawler, the St. Dominic, filmed with the co-operation of its owner, skipper, and crew.
Introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith, M.P.
First shown in February 1961

12.35 Engineering Science: Force in Materials
A series produced for day-release students in technical colleges.

A programme about tension, compression, and shear, and their applications in technology.
Presented by Gordon Severn.
First shown in December 1962

(to 12.55)


Presenter (Looking at Britain): Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Filmed by (Looking at Britain): Nat Crosby
Film editor (Looking at Britain): Barry Toovey
Producer (Looking at Britain): Tim Slessor
Presenter (Engineering Science): Gordon Severn
Producer (Engineering Science): Geoffrey Hall

: Newyddion

News in Welsh.
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)

: Gwead Y Ffyrdd: 4: Dros for a thir?

Mor hawdd fyddai hedfan o Gaergybi i Gaerdydd a chodi uwchben rhwystrau daearyddol Ond mae ffactorau eraill 1'w hystyried a dyna a geir yn y rhaglen heddiw
T filmio gan Ken Willicombe Golygydd y mlm, Bert Eggleton Y cyflwvno gan Glyn 0. Phillips T cynhyrchu gan WYNNE LLOYD
Darlledwyd y rhaglen hon gynta' I Ysgolion ar Dachwedd 2
(Welsh transmitters and Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Unknown: Ken Willicombe
Unknown: Bert Eggleton
Unknown: Wynne Lloyd

: The News

: Perspective on The Repeating Groove

Some habits are valuable. They free the mind and give a sense of security. But when routine dominates, life itself becomes a habit. That variety is truly the spice of life is illustrated in the world of art, music, science, and daily life by Antony Hopkins,
Dr. Tom Margerison, Brian Robertson, A Psychiatrist
Compere, Leonard Maguire
Interviewer, Elaine Grand
First shown on January 4, 1962


Interviewee: Antony Hopkins
Interviewee: Dr. Tom Margerison
Interviewee: Brian Robertson
Interviewee: Dr. Anthony Storr
Interviewee: A Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Compere: Leonard Maguire
Interviewer: Elaine Grand
Production assistant: Margaret Smith
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film
(to 14.15)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Crackerjack

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.
with Leslie Crowther, Peter Glaze, Pip Hinton, Jillian Comber
Guest star: Russ Conway
and Double or Drop


Presenter/Double or Drop devised by: Eamonn Andrews
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedian: Peter Glaze
Comedienne: Pip Hinton
Hostess: Jillian Comber
Pianist: Russ Conway
Music: The Bert Hayes Octet
Script: Eddie Maguire
Designer: Allan Anson
Producer: Johnny Downes

: The News

: Town and Around

A daily presentation of news and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Richard Baker.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Like... Music

The N.D.O. and Bernard Herrmann make it A Good Year for Girls with their guests

The Girls: Susan Maughan, The Vernons Girls, Carol Deene, Cloda Rogers
The Boys: Clinton Ford, The Kestrels, David Macbeth, The Trad Lads
Compere, Roger Moffat
From the North


Musicians: The N.D.O. and Bernard Herrmann
Singer: Susan Maughan
Singers: The Vernons Girls
Singer: Carol Deene
Singer: Cloda Rogers
Singer: Clinton Ford
Singers: The Kestrels
Singer: David Macbeth
Musicians: The Trad Lads
Compere: Roger Moffat
Staging: Denny Bettis
Orchestrations: Alan Roper
Orchestrations: Pat Nash
Designer: Paul Bernard
Associate producer: Geoff Lawrence
Producer: Stan Parkinson

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Macdonald Hastings, Julian Pettifer and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Singer: Robin Hall
Singer/guitarist: Jimmie Macgregor
Editor: Antony Jay

: Headline News

: Compact: Merely Players

A series by Hazel Adair and Peter Ling.

Rehearsals are in progress for the Compact commercial, and everyone from Ian to Iris gets involved. But both Clancey and Bryan find themselves acting a role in their own personal dramas.


Writer: Hazel Adair
Writer: Peter Ling
Designer: Jane Martin
Costume supervisor: Olive Harris
Producer: Douglas Allen
Director: Gerald Wiltshire
Clare: Janet Hargreaves
Alison: Betty Cooper
Sally: Monica Evans
Mark: Gareth Davies
Ian: Ronald Allen
Babbage: Donald Morley
Janet: Christine Pollon
Iris: Louise Dunn
Susan Caley: Sonia Fox
Jason Budd: Tony Bateman
Gussie: Frances Bennett
Bryan: Keith Buckley
Richard: Moray Watson
Clancey: Ann Morrish
Hector Calhoun: Richard Caldicot
Stan Millet: Johnny Wade
Willie Dunn: Lane Meddick
Dot: Margaret Stallard

: Steptoe and Son: Wallah-Wallah Catsmeat

by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert and Harry H. Corbett as Harold
This week: Wallah-Wallah Catsmeat
featuring John Laurie
with Leslie Dwyer, George Tovey and George Betton


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Incidental Music: Ron Grainer
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
The Vet: John Laurie
Lionel Sturgis: Leslie Dwyer
Rag 'n' Bone Man: George Tovey
Charlie: George Betton

: Of This Time, Of That Place

A film drama.
Starring Henry Jones, Jason Evers, Burt Brinckerhoff

A college lecturer accepts a heavy burden of personal responsibility when he takes into his class a brilliant young student knowing that the boy is suffering from a serious mental illness.


Director: Alan Crosland, Jnr.
Joseph Howe: Jason Evers
Dean Baker: Henry Jones
Mary Howe: Nancy Hadley
Tertan: Burt Brinckerhoff
Blackburn: Paul Carr
Arthur Casebeer: Jamie Brothers

: The News

: Profile in Music

Yehudi Menuhin plays music with which he is particularly associated and talks to
John Freeman, Editor of the New Statesman with Hephzibah Menuhin, Alberto Lysy.
London Symphony Orchestra
Led by Rodney Friend
Conductor, Colin Davis


Violinist/interviewee: Yehudi Menuhin
Interviewer: John Freeman
Pianist: Hephzibah Menuhin
Violinist: Alberto Lysy
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Rodney Friend
[Orchestra] conductor: Colin Davis
Producer: Patricia Foy

: Gallery

A weekly programme about People and Politics.


Producer: John Grist

: Late Night News

: Late Night Final

Evening prayers conducted by Dr. Donald Soper.


Conductor: Dr. Donald Soper

: Cyfoes

Cefndir Cymreigrwydd Dinas Caerdydd a Thre Caernarfon
Y cyflwyno gan Ednyfed Davies.
The background of the 'Welshness' of Cardiff and Caernarvon.
(Welsh transmitters, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, Crystal Palace)


Presenter/Y cyflwyno gan: Ednyfed Davies
Director/Y cyfarwyddo gan: Jack Williams

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